Directly search for file extension information

Using File-Extensions.org's direct search feature

When you try to open by double clicking any unknown file to Windows, you will see dialog box with message "Windows can't open the file" with filename and extension described like here:

Windows is trying to open unknown file to operating system alert dialog box screenshot

Click at thumbnail to enlarge the image and view it in its full size

If you don't want to waste a time next and each time you manually search for file type information, you can import simple registry settings into your Windows and after that Windows will navigate you directly to File-Extensions.org website and do file extension search automatically for you each time when you confirm to use Web service to find the correct program at dialog box above.
1.] If you are running Windows XP:
Download this Windows XP registry file, run and confirm import File-Extensions.org registry settings for Windows XP.
2.] If you are running Windows Vista:
Download this Vista registry file, confirm opening and confirm import of File-Extensions.org registry settings for Windows Vista. If you want to reset to the default state use this undo Windows Vista .reg file the same way.
3.] If you are running Windows 7:
Download this Windows 7 registry file, confirm opening and confirm import of File-Extensions.org registry settings for Windows 7. If you want to reset to the default state use this undo Windows 7 .reg file the same way.

 

Use your Internet Explorer or Firefox search box to directly search at File-Extensions.org website

Internet Exploer search boxAdd file extensions search capability directly into your browser search panel for future use.
Click here to add a new search provider to your browser.

Browsers supporting open search feature: Internet Explorer: versions 7 and 8, Firefox: versions 2 and 3 or above versions.

 

Google Toolbar logoAdd File-Extensions.org's custom search button to your Google Toolbar (download Google Toolbar here).
Click here to add a new search button to your Google Toolbar (you must have installed it at first).

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